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Cairns Night Zoo

Address: Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 40553669
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Cairns Night Zoo Safari and Barbecue Dinner
Ranked #4 of 14 things to do in Palm Cove
Owner description: We have a long standing reputation for offering our guests a great...
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Owner description: We have a long standing reputation for offering our guests a great Australian night out! You get the opportunity to experience nocturnal wildlife in the tropics at Cairns' one and only Night Zoo.Our guides will greet you at 7.00pm sharp at the Night Zoo entrance and escort you to our famous Aussie BBQ. Enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner of steak, sausages and seafood with fresh garden salads followed by a dessert. Relax with a drink from our licensed bar.After dinner, our guides will provide you with a torch and lead you into the darkness to meet the creatures of the night. Learn how owls hunt, touch a possum and pat a koala. On clear nights our guides will take you star gazing. See the Southern Cross, the Big Dipper and other well known constellations.Follow our guides as they lead you safely through the crocodiles' lair. See the croc eyes glow in your torchlight.In the Aussie bush, there's always a chance you will cross paths with a "Swaggie" (an original Australian bushman). Join our hospitable Swaggie and enjoy billy tea and damper with him by the campfire. His friends, the kangaroos, will come down to say G'day and maybe even share a bite to eat!After complimentary cold beer or wine, join in the fun as our guides teach you some famous Aussie Bush Dances. Dance and sing along - it's more fun than you can imagine!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was an amazing experience! We had so much fun and learnt some facts about Australian animals. The staff was very friendly and helpful 😊😊😊 We got to pet different animals: kangaroos, koalas, wombat, etc. This is definatly worth it!!!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

the grounds well lite, so nothing scary, loved the night noises from nocturnal animals , attractions all well placed and viewing of animals really good. Staff more than helpful . Thank you for a great 2 hours

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Rolleston on Dove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were worried that as it had been raining all day they may cancel our night, but we didn't need to. It was great. Most of the evening was under cover, either inside while we had our tasty BBQ meal, or under canopies. For those parts of our evening where we walked out to see some of the nocturnal animals,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food and drink was very good and plentiful. The group was a little too large when visiting the animals so it was hard to see what was happening. A large part of the group was non-English speaking which made it hard to hear the English with the other translation going on at the same time. It would be better... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This zoo was recommended to me by a work peer because I wanted to hold koalas. And it ended up having so much more! We also got to feed kangaroos, hold a snake, and pet a wombat. The staff does a wonderful job of making the night fun! If you do want to hold a koala be prepared to pay... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a great night out,very entertaining,meal was nice (except for the steak)patting/interacting with some of the animals was great especially the the black headed python she was really nice to hold

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Bateau Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are in Cairns, this is a must! Dinner is a 2 course buffet then we headed out around the zoo with our torches. The staff were all amazing & gave interesting talks about each animal. We tried traditional damper & bush tea. Finished off the night with a drink & Aussie bush dance. So much fun!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fantastic night, great staff, amazing animals. Just go with the flow and you will have a great night. Food was ok just remember you are not there for the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was an absolutely amazing experience! I traveled here with 17 guests from the US and every one of us loved the night zoo. They made it easy for us to book the reservation, especially for a large party. I'm vegetarian and they had a special veggie meal, that was thoughtful and tasty, ready for me with everyone else's food... More 

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Trophy Club, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We just came home from a 2-week trip to Melbourne, Cairns, and Brisbane. The Cairns Night Zoo (and the Cairns Tropical Zoo) were our favorite part of the trip! The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. We had a smaller group during the night tour (about 30 people), and we got a lot of hands-on time with the animals. We... More 

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